Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Relationships - "Greeting Cards For Tweens" (2011)

Good math rock/emo from drummer Eric Ross (of Wasp Nest Head Dress) and company, Relationships blend the jam tendencies of American Football with rhythmic spurts akin to Maps & Atlases. There is a certain grittiness to the production quality on this release... a satiating lo-fi experimentation with a certain secret to making catchy riffs. Drums pound away, yet at times retain a Minus The Bear-esque quality to the beats. Super jazzy progressions pop out of an emotional atmosphere while yells of agony can be heard in the background. The album and track titles reek of wryly, tritely written lyrics -- in a good way.

Pick it up here.